“HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFFO ADDO WILL TOUCH THE BATON RELAY FIRST”- QUEENS BATON RELAY CHAIRMAN

Speaking on rainbow radio today, the Queen’s Baton relay Committee Chairman and 2nd Vice President of the Ghana Olympic Committee-GOC threw more light on the progress of the Baton Relay program to hit the country next week.

He told seasoned broadcaster Worlanyo Wallace- “Kuluuluman” that the baton gets to the country on the 25th of this month after being outdoored officially just last week- 7th October by the Queen.

Chairman Otu mentioned that the Baton is expected in Ghana from Sierra Leone on the 25th October,2021.

The Queen’s Baton Relay Committee chairman told Rainbow radio that the first person to take good of the Baton will be His Excellency the President of Ghana.

He mentioned again that there will be no activity on the day the baton arrives in the country. Rather, there will be a relay on the 26th of October,2021 from the Jubilee House and then go through some principal streets in Accra.

The QBR chairman hinted that there would be a mini ceremony at the Kotoka International Airport and that security measures to protect the Baton has been adequately arranged for.

Mr. Frederick Lartey Otu stressed that the Committee has solicited for the assistance of the Ghana Police Service to avail officers who will protect the Baton throughout its stay in the country.

The hardworking 2nd Vice President of the Ghana Olympic Committee also mentioned that the Commonwealth secretariat sent an accompanying envoy called the “Baton Manager” to locate the movements of the Baton and making sure the Baton goes through the requisite covid protocols during its visit in Ghana.

Chairman Otu bemoaned its biggest challenge as funding. He mentioned that the covid has had a toll on all corporate bodies but he believes the future is bright in making the Games a memorable one to behold next year.

He stressed on the effort that the Games Committee of the GOC is doing to ensure Ghana wins more than a single medal at the Games next year in Birmingham.

Chairman Otu also mentioned on his interview that the Games Committee are posited to ensure the various Federations gets the needed guidance in their qualifying programs ahead of the Games.

Dennis Kweku Moore
Journalist